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[Feature Review] Mi Video app: Enhanced Video Playback Options

2017-11-02 00:52:45
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Hi Mi Fans!
MIUI 9 is not only lightning fast but it also has some new features which make you productive significantly. In this thread, we've covered Mi Video app which comes with a simple UI, manages your videos intuitively and provides new controls. Here is a detailed review of this app.

Mi Video app has a clean interface. You get two tabs - Videos and Explorer. Beneath these tabs, you also get a search option which is very helpful to search any video by its file name. On the top-right corner, you can see a clock icon which shows a history of the recently played videos.

One of the best features is a combined list of similar videos. Earlier, every episode from a single series was shown as a separate file but now you can get all the episodes collated under a single thumbnail. You just need to click on the thumbnail to expand the list of episodes under it.

Video Playback
The video playback interface is decluttered and you find all the essential controls very easily on the screen itself. Let me brief you about the video playback interface using this screenshot-

On the top, you will find the filename of the video which is being currently played. Adjacent to the file name, you will find 'A' icon which represents subtitle settings. Besides this, you will find an icon to select the audio track (multiple audio tracks will be shown for a multi-language video file). Lastly, on the right corner, you will find a gear icon which provides common controls like volume, brightness, and full screen.

  • Play/Pause Video - Double tap on the screen
  • Forward video - Swipe to right
  • Rewind video - Swipe to left
  • Screenshot - Tap on scissors icon
  • Lock video playback screen - Tap on lock icon
  • Brightness - Swipe up/down on left of the screen
  • Volume - Swipe up/down on right of the screen

Subtitle Settings
This is one of the most useful and exclusive features. We now have subtitle support from Opensubtitles.org. You can simply tap the cloud icon under subtitle settings and a list of available subtitles will be shown. Simply tap the subtitle file from a list of subtitles available and it will be added instantly! You can even add a subtitle file from your local storage.  Additionally, you can choose between three preset subtitle sizes and can also select the text color under subtitle settings.

Audio Track Settings
If you have a video file with multi audio tracks then you can easily switch to other language using this feature. Just tap on the name of the audio tracks available.

General Settings
Under this settings, you can adjust volume and brightness. A full-screen toggle option is also available.

Other features
  • Share a video - Long press the video file, select it and hit ‘Send’ button
  • Hide videos - As the name suggests, this feature is useful to hide a video. Select a video/videos you want to hide. Then tap on ‘Hide’ and you will get a prompt to input a 4-digit password. After you set the password, your video is now moved to hidden video folder. To view a hidden video, go to Explorer tab - Hidden Videos folder - Enter the password.
Note: You will be asked to add a password only once.

Share your views about this new video app in the comments below.


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2017-11-02 00:52:45
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MIUI beta tester

akibkhan | from Redmi 4


Really great app
2017-11-02 01:09:21

Master Bunny

Ankur singla | from Redmi Note 4


nice information
2017-11-02 01:29:58

Semi Pro Bunny

1624055188 | from Redmi Note 4


nice information.
2017-11-02 02:45:33

Device team

Yas1th | from MI 3W


Does full screen option makes the video fit to 18:9 Mi Mix 2 display?
2017-11-02 03:04:12

Device team

Being Pabitra | from Redmi 3S


Just amazing
2017-11-02 03:24:17

Master Bunny

FF8 | from app


nice features...
2017-11-02 03:47:10

Rookie Bunny

1600075641 | from Redmi Note 4


need too much development ...like sw decoding.... from history you can also play hidden video. ....meanse hidden video is not actually hidden ..... VR play..... floating player
2017-11-02 07:13:55

Semi Pro Bunny

006aatif | from Redmi Note 4


too much needed... thanks a lot xiaomi
2017-11-02 08:01:02

Rookie Bunny

Suman Reddy P M | from Redmi Note 4


where do we get this app
2017-11-02 08:14:57

Rookie Bunny

veer100 | from Redmi Note 4


where will I get this app
2017-11-02 08:28:45
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